A 23 year old man has been found guilty before the Monze Magistrate court for the rape of a 21 year old woman.

Appearing before Magistrate Lwiimba Ng’onga was Mr Fred Hamweemba Mahuba, a farmer from Bweengwa Village in Chief Hamusonde’s area.

Mr Mahuba stands accused of canal knowledge of a woman without her consent contrary to section 132 of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Particulars before the court were that on the 29th December of 2018, in the Monze District, Fred Hamweemba Mahuba had unlawful canal knowledge of Modesta Mweemba without her consent.

The victim says she was asleep at around 01 hours, when she was woken by a taping noise on her bed; which she suspected was her husband who was out of town.

 She proceed to light a torch which was pushed away by the offender, and then she was choked until she collapsed.

Ms Mweemba says she woke up to find herself with no underwear, with semen on her body and later proceeded to her neighbors to alert them on what had occurred.

Honorable Ng’onga has referred the matter to the high court for mitigation and sentencing.

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